Stellar Events

Being a part of your literary community means offering more than just great books. Mysterious Galaxy is committed to regular in-store events with authors, book discussion groups, and other special events and celebrations.


Join us in welcoming two of Science Fiction’s leading authors to Mysterious Galaxy. Ann Leckie took the book world by storm with her award-winning science fiction debut Ancillary Justice. Now the trilogy comes to a conclusion in Ancillary Mercy. Things seemed to be under control for Breq, the soldier who used to be a warship. But a search of Athoek Station’s slums turns up someone who shouldn’t exist, and a messenger from the mysterious Presger empire arrives, as does Breq’s enemy, Anaander Mianaai, the divided and quite possibly insane ruler of an empire at war with itself.


Revisit a history that never quite was (or was it?) with Nebulanominated author Laura Anne Gilman and former San Diego local author Cat Winters. Laura Anne’s Devil’s West series launches with Silver on the Road, a novel of mystery and magic and the powers that lie within the roads to destiny in the Territory. Fans of the book include Rachel Caine, Sarah Beth Durst, and Maryelizabeth. Bunny, already a fan of Cat’s young adult works, praised The Uninvited, calling the psychological thriller set in the panic of the influenza pandemic of 1918 “a great ghost story.”

Jedi might get their knowledge from the Force, but books are sure to be a close second! Whether you’re a Jedi, a Sith, or a scruffy-looking nerfherder, come and celebrate the third annual Star Wars Reads Day, an international event centered around books, reading, and education. Revel in the fun of reading about our favorite galactic heroes and villains with Star Wars Origami author Christopher Alexander, and prepare for “The Force Awakens!” With planned activities, fans, and fun, this is a Star Wars celebration not to be missed. 

For more information please visit the official Star Wars website.


Investigative journalist Birdie Keane is back in Blue Bird, the third installment of Terri Nolan’s critically-acclaimed mystery series. Birdie Keane is running from her past and lying in wait in Kentucky. Her boyfriend, Ron Hughes, struggles to understand, but his patience is wearing thin. When Birdie runs afoul of the law, their relationship is put to the test. Birdie doesn’t want to be a victim again, and knows if she wants a future with Ron Hughes, she must confront her past. Terri’s second book in the series, Glass Houses, was a finalist for the Left Coast Crime Rose Award. 

A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday October 13th.                  

Check with staff if you have questions.  You can also purchase many of the below in eBook format. Just click the title to see if an eBook is available for that title. (Thanks to Kobo, most ebooks are now available for pre-sale.)                   

Happy Reading!                   

Sarah Weinman is widely recognized as the leading authority on crime fiction. Together with the Library of America, she redefines an era in this landmark collection of eight suspense novels: Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s. This gorgeous two-volume collection will introduce readers to new crime writers and reacquaint them with classic favorites such as Dorothy B. Hughes, Patricia Highsmith, Margaret Millar, and Vera Caspary. Sarah will discuss these trailblazing women with guest host Jan Burke, the award-winning author of the Irene Kelly mystery series.  

Join MG in celebrating four Young Adult titles from Southern CA authors Stephanie Diaz, Livia Blackburn, Bethany Crandell, and Jenny Kaczorowski! And discover who believes that avocados make the world a better place… even for teens facing real adversity.

In Evolution, the thrilling conclusion to Stephanie‘s Extraction series, Clementine’s world is on the brink of destruction. Unless old feuds can be set aside long enough for a diplomatic solution to be found, all of Kiel’s people will be destroyed, and everything Clementine and her friends sacrificed in their fight for peace will have been in vain.